This is an abandoned oil drilling rig that was operational in the late '60s and early 70's. At the centre is the main power unit, a V16 Caterpillar engine. Erected by hopeful entrepreneurs long before the National Park was actualyl proclaimed. Today, it provides a perfect nesting area for birds during the breeding season.

coordinates : 20°53'24.44"S 13°26'50.10"E
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  1. Anonymous // Monday, June 01, 2009 1:33:00 PM  

    I could totally see that in like a mad max, post-nuclear dystopia type film... great find!